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  • OSEA: Senvion changes owner
    turbine manufacturer to Centerbridge Partners L P a global private equity firm The sales agreement was signed by both parties on January 22nd 2015 in Mumbai India The transaction is subject to receipt of antitrust approvals Centerbridge is a leading private equity firm with 25 billion USD assets under management and offices in New York and London The strategy of the private equity arm of Centerbridge is to partner closely with management teams in driving growth and strategic objectives through a focus on operational excellence and customer satisfaction The portfolio of companies under the firm s ownership has a track record of achieving growth in revenues profitability and employment In Europe Centerbridge s private equity arm in partnership with management has acquired several high growth businesses from leading institutions In the US Centerbridge has a diversified portfolio across industries with several highly technological growth businesses At the occasion of the announcement Andreas Nauen CEO Senvion SE said With Centerbridge Senvion has gained a financially strong and committed investor an important step to facilitate its growth track Supported by Centerbridge we will be able to realize Senvion s full potential in the wind energy market With its product portfolio and market position our Company is ideally placed for future development Successful energy reform on a global level requires both onshore and offshore wind power and Senvion has the right turbines to support both Our objective is to continue growing profitably and to gain additional market share in our top five markets in Germany Great Britain Australia Canada and France as well as in our target markets We also aim to maintain a strong position in the offshore sector Stefan Kowski Managing Director at Centerbridge said Senvion is a company with very strong technology and a leading market position The global market

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  • OSEA: Sustainable Energy Sector Recognizes Champions and Celebrates Success
    shine the spotlight on the sector s champions during the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association s annual Powering Prosperity Awards dinner presented by the Carpenters Union CISCO s Dr Rick Huijbregts a visionary in the area of innovation and smart communities delivered a rousing keynote connecting the dots between the Internet of Everything and a smart distributed and resilient sustainable energy system Eight awards categories were recognized spanning the full breadth of community aboriginal public and private sector sustainable energy solutions that are powering heating cooling and moving Ontario s prosperity This year s winners were as follows Special Recognition Award presented by the Carpenters Union PCL Constructors Canada Inc Toronto 20 20 Leadership Award presented by MediaPlanet Jonathan J Dogterom of MaRS Cleantech Aboriginal Project of the Year Matt Jamieson of Six Nations Community Project of the Year two winners Oxford Community Energy Co Operative SolarShare Co operative Developer of the Year Brant Renewable Energy Manufacturer of the Year two winners Celestica Gerald van Decker of RenewABILITY Energy Inc Smartpreneur of the Year presented by SmartNet Alliance Phillip Playfair of Lowfoot Sustainable Project of the Year two winners The deep retrofits for industrial commercial and institutional buildings and district energy

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  • OSEA: Ontario’s Sustainable Energy Sector Recognizes Champions and Celebrates Success
    a year has become fully operational professionally managed by local community leaders and has raised close to 5 million with more than 50 of the investment coming from the local vicinity For more information and to learn how you can invest please contact http oxfordcommunityenergycoop wildapricot org and for help with getting your own community project or to find a community partner please contact http ontariosustainability ca Solar Share Co operative Since 2011 SolarShare Co operative has been at the forefront of the Community Power landscape enabling citizens to invest in solar energy projects across Ontario Solar Share reaches about 50 000 people annually through its outreach hase secured more than 700 investors completed 25 projects and collectively raised 5 5 million in bonds Solar Share is the firest renewable energy co op to achieve RRSP eligibility and continues to support the democratization of energy through renewables For more information and to learn how you can invest please contact http www solarbonds ca Developer of the Year As a municipal entity Brant Renewable Energy has secured 1 3MW of Feed in tariff rooftop solar contracts helped many residents install solar partnered with Six Nations Sustainability Brant Renewable Energy Co op and various businesses on several ground breaking projects installed electric charging stations and is now investing in communications infrastructure and a potential hydro site Brant s various initiatives are providing good green jobs to local contractors reducing the county s emissions empowering local residents strengthening ties with its neighbours and generating significant non tax based revenue To find out more please contact http brantrenewable ca Manufacturer of the Year two winners Celestica develops designs manufacturers and tests renewable energy products such as solar panels and inverters Celestica is a key cog in the sustainable energy supply chain and is committed to integrating sustainable practices into its manufacturing and business processes In the past year Celestica has launched a modeling process to identify ways to reduce energy use when producing solar panels as well as a Sustainable Workspace Program to educate and engage employees To find out more please contact http www celestica com Gerald van Decker of RenewABILITY Energy Inc manufacturers the DWHR Power Pipe an energy efficiency solution that passively captures thermal energy from building s drain water that would otherwise be wasted and can reduce heating energy consumption by 20 35 Gerald has been a strong advocate in Canada the US France the UK and the Netherlands for the incorporation of the Power Pipe into their building codes The use of this smart technology is becoming increasingly common practice with over 35 000 systems now installed in Ontario To find out more please contact http www renewability com Smartpreneur of the Year Phillip Playfair founded Lowfoot in 2009 to leverage the data produced by smart meters to drive consumer behavioural change in the Ontario and Texas markets Lowfoot works with utilities and energy providers to forecast load understand consumer behavior incent change and empower users with demand management

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  • OSEA: Steam Whistle – Not only the bottle is green
    strategy to combine smart business and sustainability practices recognizing that one does not exclude the other After two long years of preparation Steam Whistle began operating in 2000 So what are some of the key features of Steam Whistle s green and sustainable business practice With the exception of a few remote routes in Ontario Steam Whistle s delivery trucks have been running fully on bio diesel a mix of soya and recycled restaurant oil since 2006 The brewery continues to experiment with new operational methods Since 2007 Steam Whistle has been 100 powered by Bullfrog which provides electricity from a mix of different renewable energy sources Above all Steam Whistle remains committed to conservation and waste diversion As a result a culture of conservation and constant improvement has been built among the team From a technology perspective all the brewery s equipment and lighting adheres to best energy saving practices Water the most crucial part of the brewing process is conserved and reduced where possible while phosphates have been eliminated from cleaning agents so as not to contaminate waste water Organic waste is composted and leftover edibles are distributed to local street missions and women s shelters Over ninety six percent of Steam Whistle s waste is diverted More initiatives have been implemented over the years Yet what is most important about Steam Whistle s story is that going green has benefited the entire brewery and its community Steam Whistle undertook great efforts in educating and engaging its staff a special environmental committee was formed in 2007 on sustainable operational practices Staff are encouraged to practice what they preach outside of work too Steam Whistle provides covered bike racks an onsite bike service station as well as shower and towel services to promote a healthy lifestyle and clean commuting

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  • OSEA: Ontario Co-operative Association Travels Across Province to Strengthen Co-op Connections in 2015
    building networks and exchanging ideas with co operatives and experts on a regional scale Each conference will therefore feature presentations with local success stories and made in your area solutions Although organized and hosted by On Co op the conference series is made possible in part by support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation Seeing the value in expanding geographically and supporting co operatives on a regional level many co operatives and businesses have partnered with On Co op to help execute the series through provincial regional local and host sponsorships as well as in kind donations The Co operators is proud to be a Provincial Sponsor of the conference series and that many of our Advisors and staff are participating says Wendy Carruthers Manager Member Co operative Relations As a member of On Co op we believe that supporting this important capacity building initiative helps them fulfil their organizational mission to lead cultivate and connect co operatives What better way to accomplish this than to travel across the province providing learning and networking opportunities for new emerging and developed co ops alike Each of the six regional conferences are affordably priced so as to make them more accessible and inclusive to individuals seeking to learn about or start a co op with discounts offered for early and or multiple registrations Board managers and staff of co operatives credit unions and stakeholder organizations as well as members of the business community can register online Early bird and registration deadlines vary by conference 30 For More Information To learn more about the Co op Connections conferences visit s coop outreach or contact Alex Shave Regional Conference Program Manager at 519 763 8271 x 27 or at ashave ontario coop ABOUT ON CO OP The Ontario Co operative Association The Ontario Co operative

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  • OSEA: Samsung, Pattern Energy and Six Nations Complete Wind Energy Project in Ontario
    like to thank the Six Nations and the community of Haldimand for their support We re proud to bring our proven technology to the Grand Renewable Wind project and to continue to provide Ontario with jobs economic growth and affordable and sustainable wind energy said Jacob Andersen Head of Wind Power Renewables Siemens Canada Limited Grand Renewable Wind utilizes 67 Siemens 2 3 MW wind turbines with blades and towers that were made in Ontario Siemens turbine blade facility in Tillsonburg manufactured the blades for the project and CS Wind s facility in Windsor used Ontario made steel to manufacture the turbine towers The Grand Renewable Wind facility had more than 500 workers on site during peak construction and created 12 full time permanent positions for ongoing operations and maintenance Over 98 of the workforce was comprised of workers from Ontario which were involved in every aspect of the project from manufacture and assembly of the wind turbine components to site construction installation work and project operations Altogether Samsung and Pattern Energy s wind power projects in Ontario are creating thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs contributing significant property taxes in host communities and providing millions of dollars for schools and important community projects In a historic first for Ontario Samsung and Pattern Energy have entered into an equity partnership with Six Nations of the Grand River The Six Nations community owns 10 of the Grand Renewable Wind project Samsung and Pattern Energy also provided a 400 000 donation to the Grand River Post Secondary Education Office which will increase opportunities for Six Nations students Acting on their commitment to make a positive impact in their project communities Samsung and Pattern Energy have introduced the more than 15 million Community Vibrancy Fund for Haldimand County The fund will support local community environment health and wellness initiatives The fund will provide a stable source of support over the next 20 years The electricity from Grand Renewable Wind which is helping Ontario reach its clean energy goals is committed to the Independent Electricity System Operator IESO under a 20 year power purchase agreement About Samsung Renewable Energy Inc Samsung Renewable Energy is creating clean renewable energy for generations to come Together with our partners Samsung is making a 5 billion investment in Ontario to create the world s largest cluster of wind and solar power Our investments will create 900 direct renewable energy manufacturing jobs and 9 000 high skilled jobs in Ontario Built on Samsung C T s commercial and technical expertise and the success of its renewable energy projects in several countries including the United States and Europe Samsung is creating real jobs through real investment benefitting real people For more information please visit www samsungrenewableenergy ca About Pattern Energy Pattern Energy Group Inc Pattern Energy is an independent power company listed on the NASDAQ PEGI and Toronto Stock Exchange PEG Pattern Energy has a portfolio of 12 wind power projects with a total owned interest of 1 636 MW

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  • OSEA: Canadian Solar to Acquire Recurrent Energy from Sharp Corporation for $265 Million
    GW and its late stage project pipeline by approximately 1 0 GW to 2 4 GW Located in California and Texas Recurrent s 1 0 GW late stage pipeline is one of the largest utility scale project portfolios scheduled to be built prior to the ITC expiration in 2016 and represents an estimated revenue opportunity of at least 2 3 billion for Canadian Solar under a build and sell business model The transaction further expands Canadian Solar s position as a leading solar energy developer with a globally diversified project pipeline in low risk geographies In addition this transaction broadens Canadian Solar s project development and financing capabilities and enhances the Company s position for creating its own Yield Co in the quarters ahead The acquisition of Recurrent is an important milestone for us as it significantly expands and strengthens our position in the North American market and places Canadian Solar firmly among the leading global solar energy companies said Dr Shawn Qu Canadian Solar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer By combining Canadian Solar s global reach and experience with Recurrent s proven solar energy development track record in the US and Canada we are significantly expanding the scale of our solar energy development platform At the same time this transaction broadens our strategic options to extend our business model from development and construction into potential ownership and operation of solar power plants as we work to create additional value for our shareholders Canadian Solar is a key player in the industry and we are fortunate that our collective visions for the future of the solar market are very much aligned said Arno Harris Recurrent Energy Chief Executive Officer We look forward to close collaboration with our new parent company to bring solar power further into mainstream energy markets Transaction

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  • OSEA: Sumac Ridge Approved by Environmental Review Tribunal
    decision was released today Sumac Ridge will be located within the former Township of Manvers in the City of Kawartha Lakes A 40 million development with strict domestic content requirements the Sumac Ridge project will bring an estimated 200 jobs to the area during construction wpd is committed to using competitively priced local labour and services as much as possible Once constructed the Sumac Ridge project will feed an estimated 26 497 200 kWh of clean renewable energy annually into the electricity grid this is equivalent to the average annual power use of 1 514 homes We re obviously pleased with the decision from the ERT said wpd Canada President Ian MacRae Sumac Ridge has gone through months of review and scrutiny both through the Ministry of Environment approval process and the ERT appeal The Sumac Ridge REA was submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change MOECC on June 28 2012 After undergoing a thorough review for over 17 months the REA was granted by MOECC Director in December 2013 Wind energy projects granted an REA can be appealed to the ERT The appeal for Sumac Ridge was filed on December 23rd 2013 Hearings began mid January 2014 Forty three witnesses testified over the course of fourteen days of evidence before final arguments were made on January 23rd 2015 The parties appealing the approval argued that Sumac Ridge would harm both the natural environment and human health and called witnesses to support their position added MacRae The independent panel reviewed all the evidence and in the end did not agree and we re now in a position to move forward with Sumac Ridge wpd Canada is based in Mississauga and employs a growing number of Canadian professionals active in wind energy project development in Ontario British Columbia

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